Transactions Director

BGC Partners San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 7 months ago

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

The Multifamily Capital Markets platform is the preeminent source of capital solutions for multifamily owners and operators. With a nationwide presence and unparalleled expertise, a 30+ year history and a servicing portfolio of $58 billion representing in excess of 3,400 loans in 49 states. A top five Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lender in 2017, the Multifamily Capital Markets Group offers a full complement of GSE, FHA, Life Company and Conduit products paired with extensive multifamily, affordable, student, seniors housing and healthcare expertise. This extensive and diverse national platform provides clients with superior execution in every market across the country.

Job Description:

Responsible for servicing current and new accounts by coordinating and monitoring various transaction activities and will work with internal departments to manage purchase, sales and lease acquisition and disposition transactions. The Sr. Business Associate will also serve as an in-house point-of-contact for clients, brokers, and others to collect or to provide information on account transactions.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Coordinate with Account Manager to align transactions with the client's real estate objectives.

  • Collaborate with assigned business units/regions to understand and support operational requirements and expansion or contraction of the business.

  • Implement the transaction process to complete seamless transactions on behalf of the client and in accordance with client's processes and procedures.

  • Source and manage third party brokers/service providers where required.

  • Act as the liaison between the land lord, local broker, Account Manager and Business Unit/Regional Real Estate Director.

  • Assist the Account Manager in the execution of Corporate Real Estate (CRE) portfolio strategy through lease renewals, new leases, sub-leases, lease terminations and land & building purchase and sales.

  • Identify, select, manage, and oversee local field broker transaction execution where required.

  • Manage regular reporting and meet Key Performance Indicators.

  • Work directly with client's real estate department and interface with business units.

  • Prepare, review, analyze, and interpret financial analyses including GAAP and cash projections, NPV (net present value), and/or IRR (internal rate of return) to determine the financial impact and economic value of multiple transaction scenarios.

  • Coordinate and execute all steps surrounding transactions.

  • Will be directly involved in negotiating transactions for assigned business units/markets in order to facilitate transaction process.

  • Review and analyze highly complex financial/business analysis and reports and develop innovative solutions.

  • Attend selected client meetings.

  • Train and assist other employees in the set-up and management of accounts.

  • May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments.

  • Continually stays informed of local, national and global real estate trends and innovation.

Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Real Estate; MBA with specialization in Real Estate or related from a top tier university

  • Minimum of 10 experience to include; minimum 5 years' experience in real estate and minimum of 2 years' experience in corporate services transaction management preferred

  • Experience with acquisition and disposition of owned and leased property

  • Real Estate license required

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial and real estate terms and principles

  • Advanced financial modeling skills using Microsoft Excel and Argus or other software

  • Solid understanding of legal and financial aspects of a transaction process

  • Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical, quantitative, and project management skills. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company

  • Demonstrated client relationship management

  • Ability to comprehend, analyzes, and interprets the most complex business documents.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues

  • Strong written skills for reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style.

  • Effective and persuasive presentations skills for complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.

  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, contractors, and client groups to take desired action

  • Some travel may be required

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Benefits and Perks:

  • Industry leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)

  • Generous healthcare

  • Bright Horizons back-up care program

  • Generous paid time off

  • Education reimbursement

  • Referral Program

  • Opportunities to network and connect

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Newmark Knight Frank and the job location.

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark Knight Frank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Transactions Director

BGC Partners